My daughter was born on 1 September 1998 while this album was playing. She was an amazing person.
I'm someone who has anxiety and depression. I've always struggled with who I am and I've always had strong feelings of self doubt. The MSP have helped me to become a less stressed person, in relation to my feelings. Their music is amazing, their lyrics have helped me through hardships and they inspire me to write. Their fanbase is also kind and welcoming. I can't thank the Manics enough for creating such an amazing band. Please, continue to create music.
Just so dreamy
wish i was born a girl sometimes when i do think of him my sweet sweet boy just chewing up the moment now
The tune sounds beautiful and sad at the same time. The ending blows my mind!
The song Born a girl was so true to my personal situation it really hit home ???
Born with the wrong body, I try my best but sometimes it feels I'll always be a mess of a man. Too short, too high pitched, too curvy, too pretty. If I had been born a girl inside then things would be easier. Then I saw Nicky sing, and realised maybe I can be a pretty man after all.
this is my truth helped me figure out myself. when i first listened to "born a girl" something clicked, but the other way around: "and i wish i had been born a [boy]" (i know the song isn't about that, tho)
I've always felt a mess and a loser.
Being fifteen and discovering that not everything is black or white is not easy, and this song is one of those that opens your perspective in so many ways. Beautiful, really beautiful.
its bout 2010 and i was at cd store that time. i saw this cd displayed on sale box at that store. i buy this cd to get to know what kind o band is it. then when i listened it home, i said to myself WTF? how could this great band and album displayed on sale box at cd store. since then manics change my writin style too gimme a positive effects to write song more than just write but the meaning behind too is a must. well start from that day i discover manics musical from start til now. lon live!!!
Coming out as a girl in my teens was one of the hardest things I have ever done. In the early 2000s, "Born A Girl" gave me a language so I could begin to describe the most incomprehensible feelings. I transitioned a long time ago now. It is strange now to look back on a song that captures such pain and longing when I have moved on to a far happier place, but I am still immensely grateful.